In a recent essay defending her controversial views on sex and gender issues, author J.K. Rowling writes:
The argument of many current trans activists is that if you don’t let a gender dysphoric teenager transition, they will kill themselves. In an article explaining why he resigned from the Tavistock (an NHS gender clinic in England) psychiatrist Marcus Evans stated that claims that children will kill themselves if not permitted to transition do not ‘align substantially with any robust data or studies in this area. Nor do they align with the cases I have encountered over decades as a psychotherapist.’
Are gender dysphoric teens more likely to kill themselves if they are not permitted to transition?
- For questions about suicide, please take care with your language
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- Closely related question, talking about broader consequences: Does gender reassignment surgery increase quality of life of transgender individuals?
- Related issue, raised in the same essay: Do 80% of gender-dysphoric children grow up deciding not to change their gender?